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A heap of waste in Festac

INVESTIGATION: How Lagos govt sidelined local operators for foreign company with no experience in waste collection

“One of the best known private sector companies in waste management is Visionscape,” Governor Ambode claimed.

SPECIAL REPORT: Four years after award of contract, Osogbo-Gbongan road remains a death-trap

The 30km road project, awarded in 2013, has been made worse for motorists.

File Photo: JAMB examination in a centre in Abuja

EXCLUSIVE: For Engineering, University admissions led by three states — JAMB data

The second part of PREMIUM TIMES’ analyses of admission trends in Nigeria shows close competition in Engineering, and highlights failures.

SPECIAL REPORT: Why Nigeria, Cameroon must collaborate on wildlife protection

Hunting, even in contiguous national parks of both countries, continues.

Olisa Metuh

FACT-CHECK: APC’s claim on Olisa Metuh’s letter to court incorrect; UK doctor has affiliation with Wellington Hospital

The doctor letter submitted by Mr. Metuh to the Federal High Court is authentic and the controversy around it was needless.

Senate President Bukola Saraki

ANALYSIS: How Saraki is commanding loyalty, maintaining vice-hold grip on Senate

Forget Buhari, APC, this is Saraki’s Senate.

SPECIAL REPORT: Fresh crisis brews in Borno community rebuilt by UN after Boko Haram destruction

Some residents feel cheated and allege ethnic profiling.

INVESTIGATION: Nigerian health centres still abandoned a year after govt launched reconstruction

The federal government flagged off the scheme last year, but PHCs remain almost commonly deficient in health care delivery.

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How accurate is Labour Minister’s claim on Buhari administration’s job creation figures?

The minister says “Agriculture and agric value chain alone have created more than 5-7 million jobs.”

EXCLUSIVE: Blocked from America, Atiku sells controversial $2.95 million U.S. home

The property was searched by the FBI in 2005 in connection with a bribery investigation.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

SPECIAL REPORT: Lagos: Massive construction, hidden financial details

The state authorities have consistently refused to release details of ongoing projects.

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian ambassador goes into hiding; NIA launches manhunt

It remains unclear whether the diplomat has fled abroad or remained in the country.

SPECIAL REPORT: The travails of Osogbo’s kid hawkers

The kids narrate their daily experiences pounding the streets for survival.

INVESTIGATION: Top Indian bank played key role in South Africa’s Gupta scandal

The three Gupta brothers have for years been major players in South African business.

INVESTIGATION: Despite millions of naira budgetary provision, Oyo school remains in ruins

A lawmaker and UBEC provide possible reasons for the status quo.

Boss Gida Mustapha

Buhari’s SGF spends N65 million on website

Technology experts say the claim is suspicious and impossible.

A heap of waste in Festac

‘Overwhelmed’ by Lagos waste, foreign firm contracted by Ambode turns to local PSP operators

The Lagos State government legislated a monopoly in the evacuation of waste from residential areas.

How neglected PHCs leave many in Nasarawa without healthcare

Public primary healthcare centres in Nasarawa are mostly in neglect and failing to deliver services to the Nigerians who cannot afford to look elsewhere.

EXCLUSIVE: JAMB official blames Boko Haram for missing funds, another says poverty ‘stole’ N7million

“You need the grace of God in the state offices not to steal money because money is tempting.”

SPECIAL REPORT: Shuwari: Neglected Borno community without school, water, health facilities

Just three kilometres from Maiduguri, abandonment means Shuwari residents live virtually like in a stone age.

Inside Lamidi Adedibu’s deserted Ibadan ‘palace’, crumbling political dynasty

Mr. Adedibu was called the “Garrison Commander” when he called the shots in Oyo State, until his death on June 11, 2008.

INVESTIGATION: At Nigeria’s abandoned nuclear centre, failed projects, idle staff and ‘fraud’ [Part 2]

Staff say the project has been used to steal money, while contractors deploy anytime there is a whiff of a probe.

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

INVESTIGATION: How CBN’s N220 billion fund for small businesses is shrouded in secrecy, ‘malpractices’

While the CBN claims that about N76 billion has been disbursed to MSMEs, investigations reveal the opposite.

INVESTIGATION: The appalling, risky state of Nigeria’s multi-billion Naira Nuclear Technology Centre (1)

Poor contract execution despite full payment, inadequate funding, others put the centre is an abysmal state.

Daura and Monguno

EXCLUSIVE: The untold security, intelligence conundrum of the Buhari administration

The power tussle within the president’s closest advisers causes confusion within security circles.